"THIS IS A REAL DELIGHT IN THE GLASS AS IT STANDS." - MIKE BENNIE SORRENBERG'S ENTIRE 2020 HARVEST IS DECLASSIFIED AS INKERMAN ROAD. THIS IS AN AFFORDABLE ENTREE TO THE BEECHWORTH MASTER'S SEMILLON BLEND.
"The 2020 vintage was dry and hot. Yields were lower than normal due to the conditions and the vines surprisingly handled it fairly well. With careful management, the fruit we did produce was looking good, we had a couple of days of smoke lingering due to the 2020 bushfires. We made the decision to continue with the harvest and adopt some of the different methods trialed and researched for such conditions. Light pressings meant very small quantities were produced this year under our Inkerman Road label. Wines were tested and free smoke compounds are minimal however there are some bound compounds present.
Semillon is the predominant variety in the 2020 Inkerman Road ‘Semillon et al’ due to the year, it also includes Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit comes from our estate and was handpicked, chilled, crushed and lightly pressed followed by French oak barrel fermentation.
The nose shows white nectarines and citrus which follows onto the palate with crisp acidity and a long, lingering mouth-feel. Best served chilled and is ready to drink." - Sorrenberg
"Let’s get past the big question… there’s not much smoke issue here for me. A touch of bitterness in the finish, a little smoky acrid tang in the mid palate, nothing up front or in perfume. We get a delicious white wine around all that, zingy with acidity, lemon squeezed on fresh stone fruit feel, some light, creamy nougat notes softening around that fruit character. Length is a little shorter than the usual whites of Sorrenberg, but freshness is here in spades. Yes, drink younger, but this is a real delight in the glass as it stands." - Mike Bennie, Wine Front
Wine White - Semillon blend